History & Heritage in Philadelphia PA

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  • 19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. Philadelphia, PA 19103
    The Swann Memorial Fountain consists of 3 large sculptures representing the Delaware, Schuylkill and Wissahickon rivers plus frogs and turtles. The fountain was designed by Alexander Stirling...
  • 1701 N. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122-6011
    This research library focuses on African-American history and culture. The library features a large collection of African-American newspapers dating from late 19th century, paper, and microfilm files.
  • 301 Pine St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-4212
    The Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial honors the Polish born Revolutionary War hero. The house, where he lived from 1797-98, features tours and exhibits.
  • 129 S. Second St. Philadelphia, PA 19106-3039
    Thomas Bond House is an exquisitely restored 1769 Bed and Breakfast gem. On the National Register of Historic Places, this Georgian Bed and Breakfast is the only lodging in Independence National...
  • Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. between North 16th and North 17th Streets Philadelphia, PA 19130
    This interesting sculpture was designed by Henry Moore in 1964 and has been said to resemble many things including a bird and a dog's paw. Stop by and decide for yourself.
  • North Concourse Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131
    Place your friends at one end of bench (its back is the wall). Walk to far end and sit. Whisper sweet nothings or a grocery list and see their eyes light up.
  • 1 University Pl. Chester, PA 19013-5700
    Old Main is currently the university's administration building. A National Historic landmark, it was designed and built by John Crump in just five months, April through August, in 1882. It replaced...
  • 244 S. 12th St Philadelphia, PA 19107-5638
    This long overdue historical marker does not fully capture the significance of William Still's story. He was one of the two or three most important figures in the history of the Underground...
  • 1722 Cecil B Moore Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19121-3231
    n 1919 Dr. Melissa Thompson Coppin, an African-American physician, worked with a group of church women to establish an organization to help with the relocation needs of African-American migrants...
  • 123 S. Broad St, Ste 1399 Philadelphia, PA 19109-1036
    Women's Way raises money and public awareness to fight for and achieve women's equality, safety, self-sufficiency and reproductive freedom through women-centered funding, advocacy and education. ...
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